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Our blogger Lewis Sweeney looks at the privacy laws surrounding divorce and gives his views: There has been growing concern amongst the legal community as to the changing relationship between the legal world and the media. Many believe the media can help the system achieve what is known as ‘open justice’ – the idea that…

Most people begin their legal journey for a divorce with a phone call, an enquiry. Although this is a daily occurrence for lawyers, for clients this is a defining point in their life and an action that requires courage. They might make that phone call for a number of reasons; it’s a rough time in…

Two wealthy parents, described in court as being “intent on destroying each other”, were sent by a Judge to a parenting course and for prolonged CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) supervision because of the damage they were causing their children. In K v D (Parental Conflict) [2015] EWFC 49 the court…

There is no gender bias in English family courts, says new report A recent study commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by the University of Warwick found men and women are equally successful when making applications to have their custody of their children. The report also found that transfers of sole residence, although…

Order removes children from care of grandparents and places them in foster care Grandparents failed to overturn an interim care order placing their young grandchildren into foster care – even though they had not been ruled out as long term carers for the children. In T (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 453, the two children aged…

Historic court proceedings now available to view online Judicial proceedings are now accessible to the public via a video archive launched by the Supreme Court.  The ‘video on demand’ initiative seeks to increase transparency in the court system and has been welcomed by the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger. He said the new…

Father blocked from further vexatious litigation Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales, placed a Grepe v Loam order on a father preventing him from issuing any further litigation. Judge Munby also warned fellow judges that, if they received further court applications from the father, they…

Election Round-Up: the main parties’ proposed changes to family law Resolution, the family law association, is calling on the political parties to reform family law. The association, which is made up of over 6500 family lawyers launched its manifesto in London recently and Simon Hughes a Liberal Democrat attended the launch – because family law…